Ambassador of Sweden Staffan Herrstrom hosted a reception party to introduce the new Swedish Honorary Consul to the Lao PDR, Mr Peter Fogde, in Vientiane Capital on Jun 15.
Mr Fogde replaces Jan Caderwall, the former Honorary Consul who completed his mission to Laos at the end 2015.
The Lao PDR and the Kingdom of Sweden established diplomatic relations on October 10, 1964.
Laos has diplomatic ties with 139 countries today, compared to 131 countries in 2011. Of these, 24 countries have set up embassies in Vientiane and four have consulates in the Lao capital.
Laos has 39 embassies, three representative offices, nine general consulates, one consular office and 17 honorary consulates abroad.
Source: Lao News Agency